Real McCoy


1h 29m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A look behind the scenes of the distinctly American, rough-and-ready subculture of professional rodeo. From the breakneck rodeo action to cowboy life on the road, we follow a year of competition. The subjects include Fred Whitfield, the first African American all-around rodeo champion; up-and-coming

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

A look behind the scenes of the distinctly American, rough-and-ready subculture of professional rodeo. From the breakneck rodeo action to cowboy life on the road, we follow a year of competition. The subjects include Fred Whitfield, the first African American all-around rodeo champion; up-and-coming bull riders Kagan Sirett and Mike Moore; and top bull rider and rodeo clown Don "Hollywood" Yates, who is training to switch from rodeo to professional wrestling. We witness the exhilaration and hardship of these modern-day cowboys, who compete under the ever-present threat of injury and even death. And then there are personal dramas--Fred has his first child and Kagan and Mike cope with serious injuries, as the whole crew crisscrosses the West in pursuit of gold championship buckles. The physical toll and financial hardship these unsung athletes continually face is extreme, yet they remain deeply committed to a sport and a lifestyle that is struggling to fend off extinction.

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States April 2001

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005

Shown at the Taos Talking Picture Festival in Taos, New Mexico April 5-8, 2001.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at the Taos Talking Picture Festival in Taos, New Mexico April 5-8, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video May 17, 2005